The fall 2014 anime series Magic Kaito 1412 is coming up for distribution in Germany from Peppermint Anime and they’re doing some new promotion for it. Ahead of the first volume coming out on October 27th, 2017 on separate DVD and Blu-ray releases, they now have the third dub clip for it that gives us a bit of an action sequence with the supporting cast getting some time to shine.
The cast for the show includes Kappei Yamaguchi in the title role, which is doubly amusing since he also plays the role of Shin’ichi Kudo in Detective Conan. Additionally, M.A.O. will be playing Aoko Nakamoriwhile Eri Kitamura will play Akako Koizumi. Mamoru Miyano has signed on for Saguru Hakuba as well.
The series comes from original manga creator Gosho Aoyoma and was a project he was working on before Detective Conan became a huge hit for him. The series is set for an October 2014 debut where new episodes will be broadcast in the time slot before Detective Conan, essentially making it Aoyoma Hour.
Plot concept: Kaito Kuroba is a seventeen-year-old high school student who is an adept magician due to the influence of his father, Toichi Kuroba who died mysteriously. Eight years after his father’s death, Kaito discovers a secret room in his home that was set up by his father to reveal itself on that very day. Finding Kid the Phantom Thief’s gadgets and costume in the room, Kaito dons the disguise and decides to confront Kid who has recently resurfaced after his eight years of absence. Kaito discovers Kid to be Konosuke Jii, his father’s butler, who ascertains Toichi was the first Kid the Phantom Thief. Jii reveals he took on the role as Kid to lure out Toichi’s murderer. Upon learning that his father was murdered, Kaito continues the role of Kid the Phantom Thief as he searches for his father’s killer.